Education, Teaching & Tech

By Vicki Davis | Education, technology and teaching news for busy people who want to be in the know. Curated By @coolcatteacher

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Here Are The New Emojis Coming To Your iPhone

Introducing the much-needed Vomiting Face emoji!<p>Posted on July 17, 2017, 16:18 GMT<p>Today is World Emoji Day — no, it's not a bank holiday, sorry — and Apple decided to commemorate the occasion by revealing the next batch of emojis that will be coming to your iPhone in the coming months.<p>The new class …



Mitch Resnick has been working on how to give students new avenues of creative expression for over a decade. His Lifelong Kindergarten group at the …

MIT Media Lab

The Blue Whale Challenge is Real, Sad, & Frightening

A “game” played on social media called the Blue Whale Challenge tests teenagers’ and young adults’ ability to follow a set of steps that eventually …

Mental Health

Strong Work Friendships Reduce Social Conflict in Female Workforce

New research suggests an employer-facilitated workplace culture that supports positive, social relationships between women coworkers reduces the risk …

The Workplace

15 Teacher Podcasts for Your Summer Playlist

Last week I finished a day leading professional development for teachers and jumped in my rental car. I was about to embark on a solo drive to visit …


10 Ways to Tackle Back to School Like a Pro @coolcatteacher


The Science of Pep Talks

Erica Galos Alioto stands in front of 650 sales reps in the New York office of Yelp, the online review company, wearing a pair of shiny gold pants that she calls her lucky LDOM pants. LDOM is Yelp’s acronym for “last day of the month,” and for Alioto, senior vice president for local sales, it means …


A Reading List for Differentiated Instruction

One of the many hopes that we as educators have for our students is that they become lifelong learners. We want them to explore their passions, which …

Differentiated Instruction

5 Ways to Maximize Your Summer @coolcatteacher

5 Ways to Promote Student Agency - Cooper on Curriculum

In my school district we adopted the five learning beliefs from Education Reimagined to help drive our district vision: competency-based; …


Video Mash-Ups with Google Slides

<b>Mash-Ups</b> are a fun and popular way to express creativity whether you are combining different styles of music, or art, or memes, or such. <b>Mash-ups can</b> …

Google Drive

5 Ways to Participate in #ISTE17 even if you're not there #notatiste17 @coolcatteacher

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of #iste17 @coolcatteacher


Google Classroom: Top New Features to Learn Over the Summer

Google Apps

Get the Most Out of Summer

Summer is becoming a lost art. Perhaps that’s why so many in our profession are losing heart. We run into summer at full velocity, and many teachers …

Great Wall of China

How I Became More Productive with Post-it® Brand


How to Empower Students with One Simple Phrase (that can boost student effort by 40%)

Daniel Coyle, the author of The Talent Code, recently looked at a study on feedback from teachers. This study showed that one simple phrase could …


How To Record Screen On iPhone Or iPad With iOS 11’s Screen Recording Feature

With iOS 11 Apple has proved that the company still listens to its users by adding many features that users have been requesting for years. One such …


5 Ways to Connect with Your Students Over the Summer @coolcatteacher

The Vocabulary Doctors: How to Teach Vocabulary

<i>A conversation with Dr. Kimberly Tyson and Dr. Angela Peery on episode 94 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast</i>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki …


Finland's new, weird school 'courses' say a lot about how we teach our kids.

I don't know if you've noticed this, but there is no such job as "math."There are mathematicians, sure, or engineers, but even math-heavy jobs still …


Digital Badges Are Gaining Traction

One trend that struck me as new at the recent IMS Global and ASU/GSV conferences was a ramping up of activity around digital badges. At the moment, …


An Australian Math Classroom with iPads

<i>A conversation with Tom Davidson in episode 93 of the 10-Minute Teacher</i>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on …


@Quizizz : Say Goodbye to Worksheets and Crosswords

<i>A conversation with Jon Corippo on episode 92 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast</i>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on …


16 Things They Don’t Tell You About Teaching

<i>Motivational Monday - episode 91 podcast and blog simul-post</i>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on TwitterYou know, …


5 Ideas to Build Your Personal Brand This Summer

<i>Blog Post and Audio Blog Post for episode 90 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast</i>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on …


How Do Kids Learn and Remember? #motivationMonday @coolcatteacher


5 Fantastic Peer Feedback Strategies for Your Classroom